Governor, Office of

The governor is the chief executive of the state. The governor is one of 10 members of the executive branch who are popularly elected. The remaining department heads are appointed by the governor. Agencies reporting to the governor are Administration, Commerce, Environmental Quality, Health and Human Services, Information Technology, Natural and Cultural Resources, Military and Veteran Affairs, Public Safety, Revenue, and Transportation.

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20301 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, NC 27699-0301




The governor's specific duties and responsibilities are mandated by the state constitution and legislative statutes. They include the state budget; serving as commander in chief of the state militia; chairing the Council of State; convening special legislative sessions; executing the laws of the state; granting pardons, commuting prison sentences, and issuing extradition warrants; joining interstate compacts; reorganizing and consolidating state agencies under his or her direct control; exercising final authority over state expenditures and administering funds and loans from the federal government; and delivering the annual state-of-the-state address to a joint session of the legislature.


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